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Xperia XA1 Plus available in the US, no fingerprint scanner of course

Xperia XA1 Plus available in the US, no fingerprint scanner of course

Sony is giving 2017 one last hurrah before calling it done, at least as far as smartphones go. It didn’t exactly lavish much attention on a relatively less known but totally new Xperia XA1 Plus, but no one’s going to blame them. This is pretty much yet another mid-range addition to Sony’s stable that bears all the design hallmarks of a Sony smartphone. And, unsurprisingly, bears its flaws specific to the US as well.

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Xperia Hello! is Sony’s robotic butler slash smart speaker

Xperia Hello! is Sony’s robotic butler slash smart speaker

Smart home speakers are the in thing in tech these days and Sony is jumping in as well but in a different way. Back when it redefined its Xperia brand last year, it introduced a few new non-phone smart devices, including a certain Xperia Agent. Formerly a prototype, that stationary robot butler has just become a full-fledged commercial product to take on the likes of Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod. Meet the Xperia Hello! And, yes, the punctuation is part of its product name.

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Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Well this is interesting: Sony and Nintendo may usually be video game rivals, but a new Sony label will soon be bringing a game to Nintendo Switch. Sony has launched a new publishing label called Unties, and one of its first titles will be a strategy game called Tiny Metal. That game has been confirmed for launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Sony’s Android-powered projector arrives in US (but ouch, that price)

Sony’s Android-powered projector arrives in US (but ouch, that price)

Sony's Xperia Touch has arrived in the US, with the unusual Android-powered projector promising interactive entertainment - at a price. Spawned from a concept design, the Xperia Touch uses an ultrashort-throw laser projection system to create a 23-inch virtual touchscreen. Sony expects it to be used for playing multimedia, making video calls, and interacting with social networks.

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PS4 gets three new compact controllers next month

PS4 gets three new compact controllers next month

While the PS4 controller boasts a design that has largely endured through four console generations, it may not be ideal for players with small hands. Sony is fixing that today by introducing three new compact controllers. Each of the three comes from a different third-party manufacturer, and each has been officially licensed by Sony.

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PlayStation Now adds horror games Until Dawn, Dead Island, and more

PlayStation Now adds horror games Until Dawn, Dead Island, and more

In the recent past, Sony made the horror game Until Dawn available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free, and now it is finally adding it to PlayStation Now. This on-demand service allows subscribers to access a huge library of games that are available to stream instantly over the Internet, and it now includes more horror games just in time for Halloween.

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Call of Duty: WWII Limited Edition bundle goes up for preorder

Call of Duty: WWII Limited Edition bundle goes up for preorder

The limited edition Call of Duty: WWII bundle revealed last month is now available for preorder. The bundle features a camo-themed console and a military green DualShock 4 controller to match. The game itself doesn't launch until November 3, and that's when the bundle will be available. Ahead of that, though, is the option to preorder from various retailers.

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PS4 system update 5.0 rolling out now – here’s what it adds

PS4 system update 5.0 rolling out now – here’s what it adds

After spending more than a month in beta, PlayStation 4 system software update 5.0 is now available in full release. The update adds a ton of new features, with Sony even detailing a few new ones as its opening the floodgates today. As the version number suggests, it seems that this is indeed a big release for the PlayStation 4 faithful.

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Sony’s PlayStation credit card offers tempting rewards for PS4 fans

Sony’s PlayStation credit card offers tempting rewards for PS4 fans

There's a lot of PlayStation-branded stuff out there, and today that group grows just a little bit bigger with the introduction of the new PlayStation credit card. Yes, if you're a die-hard PlayStation fan, this could indeed be the credit card for you. In fact, Sony's trying to tempt you to sign up with a significant amount of credit to the PlayStation Store.

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PlayStation VR has a new HDR-friendly model

PlayStation VR has a new HDR-friendly model

Sony revealed today that it's working on a new PlayStation VR model. This news comes almost a year after the first one launched, and with this new model, Sony aims to fix some problem points that were present in the original. Some of the new changes include integrated stereo headphones and an HDR pass through.

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PlayStation Plus October 2017 free games list: Metal Gear Solid V, Amnesia

PlayStation Plus October 2017 free games list: Metal Gear Solid V, Amnesia

Sony has revealed the upcoming games that will be available for free next month to PlayStation Plus members, and it's a great lineup. Leading the roster is Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, though only PlayStation 4 owners will get that. There are a total of six titles making up this list, two of which are only for the PS3 and another two for the PS Vita.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact pre-orders start now

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact pre-orders start now

If you in the market for a new high-end smartphone and haven’t yet decided what to get, then Sony just added one more for you to consider. Just a week after the Xperia XZ1 became available, Sony is putting the Xperia XZ1 Compact in pre-order. Considering what you’re getting for its price, this smaller flagship might actually be a better deal than either of Sony’s more expensive models.

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